CTLGroup names Tonyan interim chief

Source: CTLGroup, Skokie, Ill.

Following the resignation of Jeffrey Garrett, Ph.D, S.E., president and CEO since 2007, CTLGroup has appointed Timothy Tonyan, Ph.D, his successor on an interim basis. Dr. Tonyan joined the testing, consulting and engineering firm in 2009 as principal material scientist and was promoted in 2010 to Materials Consulting Group vice president and manager. He also leads the Energy & Resources Practice Group, providing strategic direction, marketing and project management for major nuclear industry contracts.

Dr. Tonyan has 20-plus years’ experience in consulting and research of building materials, cement and gypsum-based composite materials, plus building systems performance. He is a named inventor on 17 patents related to cement and gypsum based materials and building systems.

Prior to joining CTLGroup, Dr. Tonyan directed materials and building systems research laboratories for a multi-national building materials manufacturer and has consulted extensively in construction project management in the U.S. and internationally.